"The Wound Dresser: a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington during the War of the Rebellion."

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Title

"The Wound Dresser: a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington during the War of the Rebellion."

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
Armory Square Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care

Abstract

Following the Battle of Fredericksburg, poet Walt Whitman went to Washington and proceeded to care for sick and wounded soldiers in the military hospitals. Here, in an essay contributed to the New York times of December 11, 1864, Whitman describes the sufferings and death of an Armory Square patient, John Mahay.

Creator

Whitman, Walt

Publisher

Boston : Small, Maynard, 1898

Date Created

1897, circa

Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (PS3221.W59).

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Format

text

Extent

Excerpt (2 pages) from book

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0001664

Provenance

Gift of Henry Rouse Viets, M.D., to the Boston Medical Library.

Files

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Citation

Whitman, Walt, “"The Wound Dresser: a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington during the War of the Rebellion.",” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed June 27, 2022, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6103.

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